Aromatherapy Improves the Quality of Life – Sweet Orange

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Hello World💛This is Chieri. Have you ever heard of Aromatherapy? Some of you may only know the name “aromatherapy”, or maybe many of you have already been using it in your daily life.

It is becoming more and more well-known in our country, Japan. I read in aromatherapy books that it is very popular in European countries, especially in England, France, Belgium, and Germany. In those countries, some types of essential oils are even used in the medical field. Maybe you already know Europe is the birthplace and home of aromatherapy.

By the way, I am a member of “Aroma Environment Association of Japan (AEAJ)” and am currently studying aroma as part of my hobby. It is very enjoyable.

I would like to share the knowledge that I have learned at AEAJ and enjoy aromatherapy together with you. This blog will tell you about the properties and uses of well-known and reccomended essential oils from time to time.

How Aromatherapy is Regarded in Different Countries

Aromatherapy has a different history, positioning, and even use in different countries. For example, in Japan, essential oils are treated as sundries. They are regulated by law not to be used in the medical field. On the other hand, in France and Belgium, essential oils are actively used in medicine along with herbs. In some cases, it may be used as a substitute for pharmaceuticals and taken internally, at your own risk. Rather, it is rarely used for cosmetic or relaxation purposes. That was surprising to me.

Then England is the birthplace of aromatherapy for beauty and relaxation. Perhaps that is why essential oils are not often taken internally for medical purposes.

Many of you may have heard of Neal’s Yard Remedies, a British aroma brand loved by aromatherapy fans around the world. I am one of those who think Neal’s Yard Remedies is very good. First of all, the quality is very high. The price is also higher than othersBut I think it is reasonable considering the high quality, safety, and trustworthiness of the brand.

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What Aromas Will Help Your Condition?

In addition to essential oils, there are many other smells and scents in our daily lives. Among them, there are certain scents that make you feel positive, such as “pleasant” or “energizing. For example, the aroma of coffee is relaxing, and the aroma of citrus fruits is a little uplifting, isn’t it? In this way, our favorite aromas help to heal our body and mind and regulate our moods.

Here are some popular aromatic essential oils for different purposes.

◾Refreshing – Peppermint, Grapefruit
◾Calming – Ylang-ylang, Chamomile
◾Sleeping – Lavender, Orange
◾Concentration – Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit

These are just a few examples, but they are all readily available and preferred by many people. Today I would like to introduce one of them, sweet orange aromatic essential oil.

 Sweet Orange

I actually use this aroma myself. While I use several different aromas for different purposes, I use sweet orange quite frequently. I am writing this blog now while enjoying the aroma of orange diffused in the room with an aroma diffuser. It has a sweet aroma unique to oranges, which relaxes and brightens the mood. It also has the effect of purifying the place, changing the air in the space and making it very comfortable.

Since sweet orange has the above functions, they are also expected to improve stomach pain and diarrhea caused by psychological stress. Furthermore, sweet orange has the ability to suppress the excessive secretion of adrenaline [*1], and research has reported that autonomic nervous system disorders [*2] have been improved.

Since it has been proven to be effective, there is no reason not to use it. I will continue to do so.

How to Enjoy the Aroma of Sweet Orange?

Here are some simple ways to do it. No special tools are required.

◾Put a few drops on a handkerchief
◾Put a few drops on an aroma stone (unglazed stone)
◾Fill a mug with water and put a few drops in it
◾Take a bath with a few drops of essential oil in the bath water

I enjoy aromatherapy every day in one of the above ways. I really recommend sweet orange because it is relatively inexpensive among aromatic essential oils and is always available in all brands. When you want to relax or feel bright and positive, try the aroma of sweet orange to refresh yourself.

Organize Your Mind with Sweet Orange Aroma

From the time we wake up in the morning until we go to bed, there are many things happening around us every day. Sometimes it’s fun and happy, sometimes it’s not. Sometimes, there are days when our hearts are just too tired. But it is natural. The important thing is to reset the feeling daily without letting it build up.

When you are feeling depressed and overwhelmed by negative emotions, orange sweet warms your heart, eases anxiety, helps to lighten the mood, and brings motivation and confidence. In short, it has both relaxing and refreshing effects, making it calming as well as uplifting.

It is one of my essential oils that I cannot do without. I always have a bottle or two so that I never run out. I encourage you to give it a try. I would be happy to help you further improve your quality of life (QOL).

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References:

[*1]Benefits of oral Polypodium Leucotomos extract in MM high-risk patients, J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol, doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2012.04659.x. Epub 2012 Jul 31, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22849563/
[*2]
Anxiolytic-like effect of sweet orange aroma in Wistar rats, Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 2010 May 30;34(4):605-9.doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2010.02.020. Epub 2010 Mar 6, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20211673/

 

 

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